A shady border with a variety of ferns and blue and white flowers

Planting scheme for a shady border

Transform a shady part of your garden with this planting scheme.

A shady border provides the opportunity to grow plants that enjoy a bit of shelter from the sun.

Before you plant, it’s a good idea to assess the soil you’re working with. If it’s below a tree or next to a fence or wall, it may well be dry. Perk up the soil by spreading a thick layer of organic matter, such as leaf mould, over the surface.

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